616 S. 4th Street,
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Previously operated by: Fourth Avenue Amusement Co.
Firms: Joseph & Joseph
Styles: French Renaissance
News About This Theater
- Mar 2, 2010 — Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music"
The 3,500-seat Rialto Theatre was considered the finest and most costly (at one million dollars) theatre in Louisville. It opened in 1921 and was equipped with a $30,000 theatre pipe organ. It was closed on July 31, 1968 with Rex Harrison in “Doctor Dolittle”. It was demolished in 1969.
It had chandeliers of Bohemian crystal, a great marble staircase, walls of Rockwood tiles. It was Louisville’s first grand movie palace, but is now the site of a parking lot.
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